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We interrupt this pandemic for a special announcement. The good news. Revell Germany–uh–I mean–Revell, is going to be selling their excellent paints, brushes and tools in the USA. https://scaleautomag.com/videos/2020/04/fast-track-episode-13-revell-paints Now the bad news. Wingnut Wings is being shut down. The staff has been fired and nobody is talking (officially). Sir Peter Jackson must have buggered
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The old Scale Modeler Magazine was my lifeline. At the age of 14, I would have considered suicide if I’d had a phone smart enough to suggest it. As it was, with the only phone we had being a rotary dial, wire-in-the-wall product of Western Electric made for Bell Telephone with an IQ of zero–I
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Kevin Callahan, who runs the 72 Land blog, is back from the hospital. In an earlier time, people used to go to the hospital for a “stay.” Now, it’s positively Spartan the way they shove you through the process of surgery and recovery, like planes on a carrier deck, and you barely come out of
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Remember when they used to say “1/4 inch scale?” Did you ever ask yourself why 1/72 scale wasn’t “1/6 inch scale?” No? Okay fine. Today we’ll talk about Hasegawa’s kit of the Grumman Tiger. If you need to get in the mood, here’s a video showing men with stainless-steel balls working on a carrier flight
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I’ll bet you’ve been wondering what happened to this guy? Many things. Many things have happened. But the main one was that I could not decide how to paint this model, and without that bit of firmament permanently affirmed I was at a loss. Also, I’m short of shelf-space for display so I have to
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Just a brief entry about the Revell 1/72 MiG-21 kit. After this, I’ll cover the Hasegawa F11F tribulation and we’ll be all caught up on my personal stations of the cross. It’s funny that for quite a while I made model after model–forcing myself to do so under pain of psychic meltdown–and finding the experiences
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I don’t like Eduard much. They are the standard bearers of the New Age of plastic model kits, with all that photo-etched stuff, and I don’t like it. But I’m enough of a chump to buy their Hellcat, because, well, because a man has to buy that Hellcat. I had to. I had no choice.
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Revell USA has been gone for a while, but not so long that I can’t stage an impromptu funerary service for an American institution. One of the greatest things we ever did, as a nation, was Revell, and it was, as is the case so often in these matters, the work of one man, who
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I was watching a BBC documentary about French comic book artist Moebius. I was reminded of what a bunch of pigs we Americans are. Which reminded me of snakes on a plane. The Revell Stuka of my mis-spent youth. That was another masterpiece of Jack Leynnwood masterpiecin’ of all time. It sang. It danced. It
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It’s no mystery what happened here. This is the old, old Revell Lancaster. The 1966 model. I happen to like this kit, and I wanted to use the kit decals. Those decals were as old as the kit and they failed with a kind of fatalism that defies my ability to vilify it. They just
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